The Pinecones released three albums in the late 80's and early 90's, each doing better than the last. They toured relentlessly and built a grassroots following, eventually attracting dichondra, fescue and even zoysia to their gigs.
The band split up in 1993 after some onstage fist-fights and hair pulling. And that was just among their lawyers.
Then, in 1998, Red Light, Red Meat, from the Pinecones' second album, was featured in a dog food commercial, bringing the Cones' music to a whole new generation. Suddenly, they were headliners again. Old differences were patched up or set aside.
Their latest album was released on November 28, 2000, after two and a half years of grueling work. As of October, 2003, they still hadn't managed to schedule a record release party, which has only added to their mystique.
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